Don't want to jinx it, but I would like to note the recent CWB posts that have indicated an increased presence in the area by CPD. I'm sincerely hoping there's a link between the two.
Agreed.I also read over on another website that the police are going to be running drunk driving checkpoints in Lincoln park; they need to start operating those in Lakeview as well. Not that I have seen a ton of drunk driving, but operating such checkpoints can serve as a deterrent to thugs coming in via car.
Chicago Police Cracking Down on Lake View's Drunken Drivers This Weekend"The Chicago Police Department announced Thursday that officers will be on the prowl in the 19th district this weekend in an effort to catch drunken drivers."http://lakeview.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/chicago-police-cracking-down-on-lake-views-drunken-drivers-this-weekend
They can find resources for drunk driving but not to catch thugs beating people up and robbing people. I'm not saying I support drunk driving. I don't, but priorities people. Really?
I'm guessing that the drunk driving checkpoints are a useful way to run plates and the like.
I just so two perps being hauled away at Waveland and Broadway. The police were taking them out of the dry cleaners on the corner.
I think your blog has something to do with increased awareness and pressure. Great work.Keep it up!
^^I agree! I can tell that this blog is making a difference. There is definitely increased awareness in the neighborhood about these issues. I am also seeing links to this blog on other sites.
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Is Sgt Clark the caps sgt back at work yet? He is never around to answer questions from the community.
Caps Sergeants have no mind of their own. They are just spouting the company line, and sucking up to the aldermen to keep their jobs so they don't have to go onto the street. Most are afraid to do the work of street officers, or don't want to work midnights, poor babies. The same can be said of the CAPS officers too. Working coppers don't like most of them, because they know the CAPS people should be on the street lending a hand. 19th District coppers, please weigh in on these issues.